Hi Beech Class. I hope you have all had a great weekend.

From this week, we are asking parents to send one piece of work a week, preferably English,  to their child’s class teacher, so we can see how they are getting on. You can email me any pictures of work to h.quinn@ellel-st-johns.lancs.sch.uk. Feel free to send more if you are doing so already or wish to. I will then post work sent on our Friday blog post which looks at all the amazing work we have done in the week.

We have also enabled an upload feature to our blog posts, so you can upload images there that we can then approve as staff. As we don’t want to overload the website, storage space is limited, any attachments are restricted to 1mgb. I know you are all very busy and juggling lots of different things but it would be great to see a piece of work from you. If you are having any issues or difficulties with this please email me and I will be happy to help.

If you are struggling with the English work set, you can always have a look at this blog post for different English activities as an alternative to the ones set daily on the blog. I have updated it with new activities too.

Feel free to dip in and out of the daily activities and these ones set above. I am happy for you to do whatever is best for your child.

Mrs Quinn


This week in English we will be looking at the story of The Highway Rat. Do you know the name of the author who write the book? It is a person we have looked at in class?


The author is Julia Donaldson. Can you think of any other books she has written?

Have a look at some of them here:




Which books of these have you read? Can you remember the work we did on the Gruffalo in class?


Watch and enjoy The Highway Rat being read aloud:




Ay you are watching, take note of where the story is set, what character are in the storyand what happens in the beginning, middle and end.

For today’s activity you can chose one of two activities.


  • act out the story in order at home – maybe you could get other people to help you and be different characters
  • or complete this story map looking at story settings, character and what happens in the beginning, middle and end of the story.

day 1 story map



This week we are continuing with multiplication and looking at counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. There are some great video’s on the White Rose website so we will be using them this week.


Use the link above then select Week 7 w/c 7th June

And look at Lesson 1 – Count in 2


Then have a go at this activity:

Maths Lesson-1-Count-in-2s-2019

You could always use this song that we use in class too:



Have a go at this challenge if you would like something extra:

Don’t forget to have a go at explaining how you know.

Or you could have a go at this counting in 2’s game


  1. Choose the steps you wish to count in – which is 2’s for today
  2. Look at the target number.
    3.Look at the starting number.
    4. Count in steps of 2 from the starting number and press the correct duck.



This week we are carrying on with our alternative sounds and looking at y.

phonics day 1

Here are some words to sort as I know some of you enjoyed this last week:

phonics day 1 upload

This is an optional extra for those who want it.


Wellbeing activity of the day

Have a go at this Monster Meditation

There is a series of these, so I will be posting them over the next couple of weeks.


Mr Garvey PE

Have a go at the PE set by Mr Garvey on his blog.


Extra Activities – if you would like

Here are some Highway Rat activities if you would like to do one:





Or you could pick an activity from the animals home learning grid:

Animals – home learning grid


Or you could continue with the 30 Days Wild challenge https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1

Here are some ideas you could use:





I hope you all have a great day! Mrs Quinn xx